Why Do Some People Risk It All To Cheat To Be Famous?

Johnson 5Cyclist Lance Armstrong, athlete Ben Johnson and author E.J. Ellory, deceived the world to the top, before their cups were full.

Do you feel restless and uneasy at times, because you want to achieve something but you feel lacking behind? Do you feel scared of failure in whatever you want to achieve in life sometimes, because things are not moving in your favour? Do you feel stagnant without progress in whatever project you are handling? It is part of life since people are passionate about things and as human beings we are likely to feel this way sometimes.

The question is: When engulfed in such times of uncertainty and fear, how do we handle it? People are dying to be famous. In pursuit of fame and success many take certain short routes which put them into shameful situations they have to live with it for the rest of their lives. No easy way to success. Success usually comes through hard work and sacrifice but why do some people prefer to cheat?

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In 1988, Ben ‘The Bullet’ Johnson recorded one of the fastest times in athletic history in Seoul Olympic Games, after winning 100m gold medal.   The Canadian was stripped of his 100m gold medal after testing positive for drugs. Johnson claimed that herbal drink he consumed before the race caused his downfall, but the Olympic Committee didn’t accept this.

Samples of Johnson’s urine were tested for drugs immediately the third day after the 100m final which he won in a world record time of 9.79 seconds. Olympic officials confirmed that traces of the anabolic steroid, Stanozol, were found in his system. “A tragedy for Johnson and a great sadness for all Canadians,” said Canada’s Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.

Ben Johnson’s drug scandal was neither the first nor the last. Many athletes failed drug tests, including Marion Jones, who used banned substances.

Lance Armstrong has hundreds of fans worldwide, because great people inspire others. At the peak of his successful career, he placed eleventh in the World Championship Road Race with the best time of any American since 1976. From 1999 to 2005, Lance Armstrong consecutively won seven Tour de France titles, giving hope to other cancer patients as a cancer survivor. After a successful career, the US Anti-Doping Agency stripped him of his seven tour titles he had won and banned him from competing in cycling for life.

According to the Anti-Doping Agency, Lance Armstrong had used banned performance enhancing substances during the years of his career. Armstrong prior has vehemently denied the claims until January 2013, admitted to doping throughout his entire cycling career., leaving his fans miserably disappointed, as he steps down as chairman of the Livestrong cancer-awareness charity he founded. What a sad situation Armstrong and family have to live with entire lives?

E.J. Ellory admitted using fake identities to write about his work on Amazon. He writes glowing reviews for his own books, giving himself five-star ratings and slamming his competitors’ books. Why an author in the caliber of Ellory chose to live like that without any guilty conscience, while simultaneously criticising his rivals? “The earth provides much to satisfy every man’s need but not to satisfy every man’s greed,” great quote from Mahatma Gandhi.

While cheating is fundamental and part of human behavior many will do it. However, wickedness, evil, cheating and every negative activities men apply to enhance careers, would prevail but only for a little while. When the cup is full they shall be exposed.  Whoever thought R J Ellory, one of British leading authors will fake reviews?  The Birmingham based author, whose novels have sold more than a million copies admitted to cheating.

I don’t blame any of these men, for deceive the public. We are in a society many competing against others, so people are desperate to do anything which could take them to the top. We are in a world if one doesn’t come on television or radio; you are seen as nobody. Many feel comfortable with that but others can’t stand it, that’s where the cheating starts.

If people would take some few minutes to think of some wise proverbs and quotes, they would have saved themselves from disgrace. Yes! “God’s time is the best,” wait patiently and work hard for that success. Again, whatever one sows in life, the same he will reap and so whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin. Finally, “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.” – Abraham Lincoln.

Lack Of Snoop Dogg’s Show Leads To Bankruptcy Of A Munich Club

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A venue owner in Munich has filed for bankruptcy after American rapper Snoop Dogg angered club regulars by failing to turn up for a gig. Exactly why Snoop Dogg never stepped out onto the stage at the Zenith club on July 17th still isn’t clear, reports the Süddeutsche Zeitung.

The rapper has claimed club owner Björn Hellfeld broke the terms of their contract, putting up a quantity of money so small he “wouldn’t even bother standing up for it.” Hellfeld counters that he met all the terms of the contract on time.

Whatever the truth, fans who came to the club to see the legendary rapper weren’t best pleased, and a riot almost broke out at the venue. When it became clear that Snoop wasn’t there fans set off fire extinguishers, attacked the sound system and threw their drinks at the stage.

To rub salt into the wounds, on the night he was supposed to perform in Munich, Snoop Dogg was giving a concert in the nearby city of Augsburg – wearing a Bayern Munich football shirt!

And it appears Munich’s hip hop fans didn’t take the ‘diss’ lying down. Hellfeld reports being threatened and insulted in the aftermath, primarily through social media. What’s more, hip hop fans stopped turning up to his club, as word of the fiasco spread.

With fans now demanding refunds on their €60 tickets, Hellfeld has filed for bankruptcy. Revenue at the club dropped so much that he can no longer afford to buy new drinks, Hellfeld’s insolvency lawyer stated. The lawyer is now looking at whether Hellfeld can claim compensation from Snoop Dogg.

Hulk Hogan Removed From WWE Hall Of Fame Over Racial Slurs

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“WWE is committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide.”

World Wrestling Entertainment has fired Hulk Hogan and removed all traces of him from its website after a radio interview from 2012 surfaced where he used a racial slur several times.

Hogan appeared on DJ Whoo Kid’s radio show “Whoolywood Shuffle” on Sirius XM in 2012. In the interview, Hogan said, “Everybody down there — Lil Wayne, Birdman — they’re all calling me … and then I started sayin’ it. And I always said it, but now all of a sudden I get heat when I say it, and they say, ‘Hogan, you can’t say that,’ so I say, ‘Why can they say it to me, then?'”

Though the interview is from three years ago, it resurfaced online late Thursday and quickly went viral. It was then that WWE deleted all references to Hogan from its website, including removing him from their Hall of Fame section.

On Friday, WWE released a statement saying, “WWE terminated its contract with Terry Bollea (a.k.a. Hulk Hogan). WWE is committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide.”

A few minutes after WWE released its statement, Radaronline.com reported that Hogan used racial slurs in a separate, much more inflammatory incident during a conversation about someone that was offering to fund his daughter’s music career.

Hogan has also been removed as a judge from WWE’s “Tough Enough” reality show, which airs Tuesday’s on the USA network.

The only response from Hogan so far has come in a tweet. “In the storm I release control, God and his Universe will sail me where he wants me to be, one love. HH,” he wrote.

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